"Then why are you here, Mr. Rourke?"
"To remind you that it is in your power to stop this madness, Marianne. You can stop it. You know what you could do. The question is - will you do it? Will you?" His voice burned through the ocean breeze.
Oh, dear God! Could she have heard him correctly? He still wanted her? Even after she'd refused him? A proud man like him, willing to offer again, even in her low situation? Unbelievable. Still she remained frozen, afraid to look.
"Look at me, sweet Marianne. Show you beautiful face to me."
She started to breathe heavily. A warm flush penetrated and began to tingle through her. He had moved closer and was now standing right behind her. So close she could smell the spice of his cologne.
"Do it. Turn it around and look up at me. You want to, Marianne. I know you do." he whispered, near enough that his breath kissed her neck.
~ His Perfect Passion by Raine Miller
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book and couldn't wait to share a snippet! Darius, the hero, like liquid chocolate in all his delicious Dom ways!!
~ Official Blurb ~
Darius Rourke has long desired the beautiful and mysterious Marianne, seizing the opportunity to claim her when her family falls on hard times. Darius intuitively understands Marianne's need for direction and is willing to do anything to be the one to give it to her. What he doesn't know is that submission is security for Marianne, helping her to cope with a sin from her past. The wedding night confirms his virgin bride is the passionate woman Darius always dreamed she would be, but the more entangled they become, the harder it is for Darius to play the role of 'master,' for ultimately it will never give him that which he wants most of all-Marianne's love. A confrontation is due for Darius and Marianne who must both face the fears and painful secrets threatening to destroy their fragile love, their future together, and the perfect passion they both crave.